Deschutes River Wade Trip with Fly & Field Outfitters

/ Boat
1 - 2 anglers
4 hours - 8 hours
Whether you’re visiting Bend, a new resident looking to explore, or a long-time “Bendite” interested in being shown your home waters by a professional fly-fishing guide, here at Fly and Field Outfitters we have a Walk-and-Wade trip for you! All four seasons provide an opportunity to fish our local waters. For families and groups this is an amazing way to be shown parts of Central Oregon you wouldn’t otherwise be exposed to, all while fooling our beautiful local trout. For more information about the local fisheries we host on our guided Walk and Wade fly-fishing trips check out theCrooked River, Fall River and the Upper Deschutes River. To learn more about what a Walk-and-Wade guided trip in Oregon is all about, read on!

All of our guided Walk-and-Wade fly fishing trips near Bend, Oregon are all inclusive and we provide the needed equipment. So if you’re traveling and don’t want to lug your gear, we have you covered. All of our expert Oregon fishing guides have rods suited to each fishery. The perfect rod for most Walk-and-Wade trips is an eight-to-nine-foot, four or five weight with medium-fast action. The three rivers mentioned above should be fished with waders and boots. All of our client equipment is suited for these trips; all you have to do is show up! If you have the flies you need, great. . . if not, we have the right bugs at the shop. Our Central Oregon fly-fishing trips epitomize ease and fun, whether it’s just you, a family, a group of friends, corporate outings, you name it. We’ll take care of parties big and small, never exceeding a 4:1 client/guide ratio.

The three rivers that Fly and Field Outfitters offers Walk-and-Wade fly-fishing trips on are all unique, both in regards to the fishing and the scenery. Settings include cool Ponderosa forests, lupine strewn alpine meadows, and dramatic desert canyons. While the Upper Deschutes River has a six-month fishing season, both the Crooked and Fall rivers fish wonderfully all year, including sensational dry fly action on the shortest days of winter! No matter what time of the year you’d like to take a guided Walk-and-Wade fly-fishing trip, every day on the water with us is a fun, educational experience filled with scenery that will take your breath away.

Walk-and-Wade trips usually begin at our shop where we “kit you out” for the day ahead. Meeting times vary throughout the season, but rarely is extreme “dawn patrol” necessary. Once you have everything you need for the day you will follow your guide to the river. A half-day trip includes four solid hours of fishing, with your guide optimizing your approach the entire time. He/she will also supply a cooler with water, Gatorade, soda and ice. If you’d like to bring some beer, we’ll have the cold cooler! Full-day Walk-and-Wade trips include eight hours and a stream-side BBQ lunch.
What is Included:
Drinks & Snacks
1 - 2
Daily8 hours
1 - 2
Daily4 hours
Fishing Waters
Starting at Little Lava Lake in central Oregon, this 252 mile, southward flowing River, takes a turn at the Wikiup Reservoir, defies gravity and flows north until it empties into the ... moreColumbia River. Archaeologists will tell that for eons, the Deschutes was an important route for Native Americans as they traveled to and from the Columbia. Later, in the 19th century, Historians will tell you that the river was an important marker for pioneers, eventually becoming part of the famous Oregon Trail.

Today the river is considered an important part of our national heritage due to its extraordinary beauty and bountiful fisheries. Over 145 miles of the river have been designated as a National Recreational River while another 30 miles are crowned with National Wild and Scenic River distinction. Typically thought of in three sections – upper, middle and lower - the river passes through high arid country, flower filled meadows, and steep canyons.

As an official “blue ribbon” river, the Deschutes is perhaps most famous for its Columbia River redband trout, known locally as redsides. These trout have an unusual, bright red stripe that covers the bottom half of their bodies; the spots on the upper body are darker than other wild rainbow. Depending on where you are on the river, there can be as many as 1,700 redbands per mile, ranging from 8 – 16 inches. 

Warm Springs to Macks Canyon is the preferred stretch for catching redbands. There is good redband fishing along Warm Springs Tribal Land but special permits are required. The section from Pelton Dam to the River’s mouth has high concentrations of wild trout, including summer steelhead. The entire river is managed as a wild trout fishery.
Opening a fly-fishing shop in Bend, Oregon is the culmination of a dream that took shape decades ago as the Cook family traversed the Western United States on family fishing and camping ... moretrips. Papa Glen and son Scott spent every spare minute plying rivers throughout the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountain ranges. And in each town they would visit the local fly shop. They took copious notes; slowly shaping their vision of what the ultimate fly shop would look and feel like. And thus, Fly and Field Outfitters came to fruition.

Our outfitting operation is second to none. This is a business founded after decades of research. Every person working on our staff has hired guides and outfitters in the past and we all appreciate what makes for a special day on the water with a professional guide. This is not something we take for granted. We fully understand and appreciate what a day with a professional guide means to our clients. Our goal is to create an experience you’ll never forget and want to re-live over and over. So if you’ve always wanted to spend a day fly fishing the Deschutes River, learn Spring Creek Tactics from a pro, catch a giant trout on a beautiful lake, or just take your kid out and catch your first fish on a fly rod, we have guided fishing trips to fulfill any aspiration.

Our goal here at Fly and Field is to create a lasting experience that leaves every client with the feeling that they are a part of our family, whether in the shop or on the water. With years in the making, we at Fly and Field know to surround ourselves with passionate, experienced, and above all, honest folks that truly love what they do. This “family” attitude is entrenched in every aspect of the business. You will hear it in the enthusiasm of the conversations and feel it the moment you walk through the door. So, whether you are a beginning fly fisher, or a veteran angler, you will be made to feel right at home here. We look forward to seeing you at the shop and on the water!
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made 14 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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